Most Popular Lingala-Language Feature Films


1. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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44 Metascore

Tarzan, having acclimated to life in London, is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.

Director: David Yates | Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens, Christoph Waltz

Votes: 129,318 | Gross: $126.64M

2. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 90,301 | Gross: $59.95M

3. Bienvenue à Marly-Gomont (2016)

96 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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The story of Seyolo Zantoko, who as a freshly graduated doctor of Congolese descent in France, struggled with his family to integrate in a small rural village, and ended up being considered as one of the most respected doctors in the area.

Director: Julien Rambaldi | Stars: Marc Zinga, Aïssa Maïga, Bayron Lebli, Médina Diarra

Votes: 3,405

4. Black (III) (2015)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth... See full summary »

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Sanâa Alaoui, Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Sanaa Bourrasse

Votes: 2,688

5. Félicité (2017)

129 min | Drama, Music

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65 Metascore

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo

Votes: 253

6. Lumumba (2000)

Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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78 Metascore

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,546 | Gross: $0.68M

7. Rebelle (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War

7.1
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84 Metascore

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper

Votes: 6,271 | Gross: $0.07M

8. Viva Riva! (2010)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.2
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65 Metascore

Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get ... See full summary »

Director: Djo Munga | Stars: Patsha Bay, Manie Malone, Diplome Amekindra, Hoji Fortuna

Votes: 1,006 | Gross: $0.06M

9. Era O Hotel Cambridge (2016)

99 min | Drama

8.0
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Shows the unusual situation of homeless Brazilians movement and refugees that squat together an abandoned building in downtown Sao Paulo. The daily tension caused by the treat of eviction reveals the dramas and joys.

Director: Eliane Caffé | Stars: Isam Ahmad Issa, Paulo Américo, Juliane Arguello, Thais Carvalho

Votes: 200

10. Kinshasa Kids (2012)

85 min | Drama

6.9
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A film crew follow a group of children that live rough on Kinshasa's streets. The children are thought of as shegues, or witches, by many adults including their families. The kids' desire is to make money and music.

Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg | Stars: Gabi Bolenge, Bebson Elemba, Joël Eziegue, Emmanuel Fakoko

Votes: 116

11. Nous irons vivre ailleurs (2013)

67 min | Drama

7.3
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Director: Nicolas Karolszyk | Stars: Christian Mupondo, Léticia Belliccini, Abdou Ndende, Kapita Ambe

Votes: 9

12. Nevers (2013)

70 min | Drama

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Justin & Almina leave Paris and hitch-hike to Nevers.

Director: Émilie Lamoine | Stars: Alvie Bitemo, Jean-Christophe Folly, Roch Amédet Banzouzi, Eve Bitoun

13. Once Upon a Time in the Congo (2017)

157 min | Thriller

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14. Les derniers survivants (2015)

85 min | Drama, Mystery

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Director: Arnaud Toussaint | Stars: Lola Bonnard, Tristan Bonnard, Loïc Brabant, Angelique Friant

15. Traumland (III) (2013)

61 min | Drama

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On a houseboat called Traumland an unusual meeting takes place. Dominique, a hermit-like editor is working on a documentary about Congolese child witches as he is disturbed by a noise ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Lambo | Stars: Yoann Blanc, François Brice, Laetitia Chambon, Eva-Tshiela Gysel

16. Heart of Africa

Drama | Announced

Kandu, a former Congolese revolutionary, is trying to understand his new religion. Price, a new missionary from Idaho, is his first Anglo companion. Together, they will confront their own prejudices and the realities of the Congo.

Director: Sterling Van Wagenen

17. The Forgotten Colours of Dreams (2017)

Drama, Fantasy | Post-production

An experimental film shot on VHS. The personification of death traverses through five separate stories discussing love, life, religion and beauty as she tries to help an assortment of characters through their final stop.

Director: Johnny Clyde | Stars: Nina Viola, Magloire Bilal Button, Pawel Skrzek, Joseph Ruddleston

18. La rançon d'une alliance (1974)

95 min

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For the first time in African cinema, the taboo subject of slavery amongst Africans in the pre-colonial period is dealt with in this story of tribal relations.

Director: Sébastien Kamba

19. Débrouillez-Vous (2006)

93 min | Drama

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Journalist Silvia travels to the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo to shoot a documentary film. Immediately she is confronted with the reality on the spot. Only very few ... See full summary »

Director: Markus Passera | Stars: Silvia Fink, Muhindo Bonne-Annee, Richard Kasareka, Kambere Mwangaza